July 27, 2016

Nobody was ever excited to hear that they need a root canal. If you are recovering from this procedure, you are surely glad to have it done with, but in some cases, there can be further complications. Symptoms of a tooth in need of root canal are often the same as or similar to symptoms that the procedure has failed. You may need to pay another visit to your dentist sooner rather than later if your symptoms do not subside. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, Dr. Parviz Roshanzamir can provide the treatment necessary for a failed root canal.

Understanding Root Canal Failure Symptoms

The symptoms of a failed root canal are, indeed, similar to those you may have experienced prior to the procedure. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pain in and around affected tooth
  • Increased swelling in gums
  • Tooth appears to be looser
  • Discomfort is worsening
  • Increased production of sinus pus

There are many other painful and uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing as part of the ailment. Though you may be in peak discomfort immediately following the procedure, your recovery should entail lessening symptoms. If these persist, you should see your dentist for advice.

What to Do If Your Root Canal Fails

Your dentist will be able to tell you for sure whether your root canal has failed, but if the above symptoms apply to you, it is best to take action and be careful with your tooth. In order to prevent further harm, you should follow these precautions:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
  • Use a cold compress on your face to reduce irritation and swelling
  • Take over the counter pain medication to reduce discomfort
  • Contact your dental professional

Get the Treatment You Need

If you need treatment after a root canal in Vancouver, BC, Dr. Roshanzamir has the care you need. Contact us for an appointment!



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